St. Valentine's Day Thread

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interesting ruth. i read an artcile that chocolate prices are on the rise this year..already iam seeing ripple effect in stores. like a pound of assorted chocolates would set me back nearly 47 dollars..id be sad if i gave my wife one single piece of bon-bon lol. and flower prices are also through the roof. i will try find alternatives to give wife a happy valentines day
 

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interesting ruth. i read an artcile that chocolate prices are on the rise this year..already iam seeing ripple effect in stores. like a pound of assorted chocolates would set me back nearly 47 dollars..id be sad if i gave my wife one single piece of bon-bon lol. and flower prices are also through the roof. i will try find alternatives to give wife a happy valentines day
I didn't know those prices were up, that's pretty expensive! I guess there are a lot of other things you can give her and good luck with that MS.
 

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interesting ruth. i read an artcile that chocolate prices are on the rise this year..already iam seeing ripple effect in stores. like a pound of assorted chocolates would set me back nearly 47 dollars..id be sad if i gave my wife one single piece of bon-bon lol. and flower prices are also through the roof. i will try find alternatives to give wife a happy valentines day
Often prices get hiked because there's such a high social expectation that men will "show their love". Because, you know, nothing says "I love you" than a prompted gift given for no reason other than the number on the calendar.

My wife and I have a very long-standing tradition that we don't do anything on Valentine's Day. We'll often have a lunch date some time around the middle of February, but then we'll quite often have a lunch date during any other month as well. There's really nothing for us to gain by jumping through the hoops, ticking all the boxes the corporate drones tell us to tick and paying handsomely for the privilege. We'd rather go out and actually enjoy a meal rather than being squashed in as one of countless "table for 2" bookings with a limited menu and mediocre service because the staff are run off their feet.
 

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He hasn't been around in a long time so I'm not sure what the MS in his username stood for.
Wait... "MS" was in his username? :oops: Wow! Now I'm pondering on whether I'm actually autistic. I honestly did not notice it. I was browsing the old threads and saw this thread, and thought about bumping it, as Saint Valentine's is coming up. I read that post as: "good luck with that MS", as in saying to someone good luck with that... something. Why don't people learn to use vocative commas?
 

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Wait... "MS" was in his username? :oops: Wow! Now I'm pondering on whether I'm actually autistic. I honestly did not notice it. I was browsing the old threads and saw this thread, and thought about bumping it, as Saint Valentine's is coming up. I read that post as: "good luck with that MS", as in saying to someone good luck with that... something. Why don't people learn to use vocative commas?
It was an easy oversight. Punctuation is never strong on the internet :D
 

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Many people on the internet don't seem to consider any punctuation to be necessary. I don't see much of it here but elsewhere the standard of English is so low that people appear unable to even string together a coherent sentence. Seeking improvement around the finer points of punctuation seems akin to trying to teach advanced calculus to someone who can't count.
 

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So how are you guys celebrating Valentine's Day this year? :D
 

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So how are you guys celebrating Valentine's Day this year? :D
I got up early and made my husband blueberry pancakes. Tonight we're going to a beer tasting (I don't drink but he does).
 

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Finding something to do it relatively new to us, since we've always attended churches that celebrated just about everything. And of course having a St. Valentine's banquet was always on the calendar. But for the last few year we're had to make our own plans. This year, as always, I cook and make a nice meal. We've invited my brother and his girlfriend.
 

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Anyone here wanna be my valentine? (Most of you are probably married though...)
 

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My wife and I are staying in. We've got a bottle of red wine and some steak to cook. Then we'll do something really wild and crazy, like watching TV for the evening while we finish off the bottle of red.

I can't drink too much, got to work the sound board for a funeral at church tomorrow morning. It seems people have taken to dying in larger numbers recently, I've got two funerals to cover in two days.
 
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